Name German Organization Chinese Organization Year of Implementation Cooperation
Intergovernmental agreement on scientific and technological cooperation (WTZ)1 Federal Republic of Germany People’s Republic of China 1978 Joint committees meet every two years
Joint declarations of intergovernmental consultations2 Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) 2011, 2012 1. Life Science Platform

2. Innovation Platform

3. German-Chinese Research and Innovation Programme “Clean Water”

4. LED technology

Joint declarations of intergovernmental consultations3 Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) Ministry of Education (MoE) 2011  1. German-Chinese alliance for vocational education and training (VET)

2. Funding of extensive cooperation projects and the establishment of a strategic partnership in higher education

Joint declarations of intergovernmental consultations4 Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) Chinese State Oceanic Administration (SOA) 2012 Marine and polar research 
Other bilateral agreements
No. German Organization Chinese Organization Year of Implementation Joint Programmes/Institutes
5 German Research Foundation (DFG) National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) 1988, 2004, 2005, 2014
Sino-German Center for Research Promotion
6 German Research Foundation (DFG) Ministry of Education (MoE) 2003  
7 German Research Foundation (DFG) Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) 1981